Implants are metal posts or anchors that are surgically placed beneath your gums. After placement, the implants fuse to the bone of your jaw and act as artificial tooth roots. Replacement teeth, singularly or grouped on a bridge or denture are then mounted to the implant.
One key advantage of implants is that they fuse to the jawbone, offering stable support to artificial teeth. Dentures, bridges, or individual teeth mounted to the implants won't slip or shift in your mouth, which is important for eating and speaking.
One of the best uses for implants is to hold a lower denture. We have helped many people improve the stability and comfort of their dentures with implants. Newer style mini-implants make the process easier, less costly and available to almost all denture wearers.